During today’s Splatoon 2 Direct, Nintendo confirmed that the Nintendo Switch smartphone application Nintendo Switch Online will launch on July 21 for mobile devices. The application allows you to arrange online gaming sessions with your friends as well as chat with them in-game. Here’s the details provided by the official website which has just gone live:
“The Nintendo Switch Online smart device app is designed to enhance your online experience for compatible games on the Nintendo Switch console. This app will initially launch with a limited feature set and will be compatible with the Splatoon 2 game. In Splatoon 2, the app will give you access to SplatNet 2, where you can see your online battle stats, your gear, and much more. See details here.
Invite friends and voice chat during games. With the app, you can send online play invitations to players on your Nintendo Switch system’s friend list. The app also lets you quickly send invites via social networks and messaging services. When you’re invited to a game, you’ll get notified right away via a push notification on your smart device. Once players are connected, you can use voice chat openly with friends while in the online lobby and during online play (depending on the game).”